Star of the Week
author/illustrator: Barney Saltzberg
Stanley Birdbaum is one happy hamster. Itís his turn to be Star of the Week at school! Heís ready to share his favorite food, his favorite toy, and, most of all, his favorite thing to do. Unfortunately, the week doesnít quite go as planned. His favorite food is, well . . . unusual. His favorite toy? It seems to be on the fritz. And sharing his favorite thing to do is scary, what with everyone staring and that bratty Polly Seedeater making mean remarks. But with a little encouragement from a good friend, Stanley summons his courage and gets his creative juices flowing. Now thatís star power!
An earnest hamsterís moment in the spotlight is less than stellar ó until a squiggly little line and a big burst of imagination let his true talents shine.